Naming a child is such a big responsibility. A name is forever!
And of course, it seems like almost every name that I like either has an annoying association (Maisey the Mouse, Elsie the Cow, Marley the Dog, Noah's Ark, etc) OR an absolutely ridiculous meaning. I once considered the name Avery, which I think is really pretty, but I nearly died when I read the meaning: Elf Ruler. Really?!
Please note: My name is Jessica, which was the number ONE name the year I was born. I absolutely hated having four other Jessica's in my kindergarden class, so I've ALWAYS said I wouldn't pick a popular name for my child. I'm in LOVE with the name Noah, but it's dangerously close to being the #1 name for 2010. GULP! I don't even know why I still have it on my list, to be honest.
So, here's my name list. NONE of these middle names are set in stone- so if you have other suggestions (particularly for Oliver and Reid), please share!
My personal favorites right now are Maisey and Oliver. I'm really starting to like Reid, too.